If you are a fan of American Idol, you may know of Jax. She was the 3rd place contestant on season 14 at just 18-years-old. She auditioned with this beautiful rendition of I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
After the show aired in 2015, Jax signed with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records. Yes, the same Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Records that feuded with Taylor Swift over ownership of her music…but that’s another story.
Needless to say, that contract didn’t work out and Jax went on to release music as an independent artist. In 2016, she released La La Land, a track undeniably throwing shade at American Idol and its entire process.
It ain’t our call, it’s America’s honey
It’s not our decision, but your time is our money
We need more energy. We need more ratings
Dance for the camera. America’s waiting
Listen to the whole track here:
The insanely popular social app, TikTok launched in September of 2016. Jax joined TikTok, where she has posted parodies of popular songs, like Sia’s Chandelier from the Housekeeper’s Perspective.
These parodies brought her 1 million followers and over 15 million likes on her videos. Her fans urged Jax to release some original music…and she did just that. Her track Ring Pop, which she posted on TikTok, caught the attention of executives at Atlantic Records who offered her a deal she couldn’t refuse. Jax posted the news in this video:
Big congrats to Jax! She put herself out there and it paid off.
There’s a lesson to be learned here: KEEP POSTING CONTENT! You never know who’s watching.
Check out Ring Pop by Jax, right here:
Jax, if you happen to see this…I’d love to interview you about your experience!